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Argo
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08/11/2022 12:48PM  
Anyone else unimpressed with these?

Seems like all of the major manufacturers ship these exclusively now.

Took my two Primus bottles back to MEC. Had a leak.

Looking for alternatives - BRS? Laken?

Paging Butthead...
 
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08/11/2022 02:32PM  
I hadn't seen the child-proof caps until googling after reading your post. Yeah, not impressed, and the reviews I found suggested no one else is impressed, either. My Sigg caps are probably 30 years old, work fine, just need a new O-ring every few years, don't think I'll change them out.

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Savage Voyageur
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08/11/2022 04:18PM  
Child proof? I also had to look these up. Question to you all, what exactly makes these childproof? They look a bit bigger where they meet the bottle. I must be missing something. Please explain.

Here is what I do with my scary, dangerous, unsafe old school fuel bottles caps. O-rings get replaced when bad or take a set in them. They get filled with gas and I screw the lid on really tight. Then it goes in my pack. When in camp I try to open the lid and it by now two weeks later the o-ring has taken a set and I can’t open it. I’m 6’4” 260 pound adult and I can’t open it. I look for a stick on the ground to use for leverage to open it.

I would like to see the Superman kid that can open a fuel can that I put on a week before.

Then I read the reviews on these child proof caps and many were returned because of leaking. Another example of a solution looking for a problem. Can’t make this up if you tried.
 
Argo
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08/11/2022 05:39PM  
Savage Voyageur: "Child proof? I also had to look these up. Question to you all, what exactly makes these childproof? They look a bit bigger where they meet the bottle. I must be missing something. Please explain.


Here is what I do with my scary, dangerous, unsafe old school fuel bottles caps. O-rings get replaced when bad or take a set in them. They get filled with gas and I screw the lid on really tight. Then it goes in my pack. When in camp I try to open the lid and it by now two weeks later the o-ring has taken a set and I can’t open it. I’m 6’4” 260 pound adult and I can’t open it. I look for a stick on the ground to use for leverage to open it.


I would like to see the Superman kid that can open a fuel can that I put on a week before.


Then I read the reviews on these child proof caps and many were returned because of leaking. Another example of a solution looking for a problem. Can’t make this up if you tried. "


They are spring-loaded...two pieces. It sounds like California insisted on this modification but don't quote me.
 
08/11/2022 08:10PM  
Argo: "Anyone else unimpressed with these?

Seems like all of the major manufacturers ship these exclusively now.

Took my two Primus bottles back to MEC. Had a leak.

Looking for alternatives - BRS? Laken?

Paging Butthead..."


MSR, SIGG, Primus/Optimus, share the same cap threads and interchange. MSR other stores carry one brand or another. Watch for Oriental caps though many have different threads.

butthead
 
08/11/2022 08:19PM  
Savage Voyageur: "Child proof? I also had to look these up. Question to you all, what exactly makes these childproof? They look a bit bigger where they meet the bottle. I must be missing something. Please explain.


Here is what I do with my scary, dangerous, unsafe old school fuel bottles caps. O-rings get replaced when bad or take a set in them. They get filled with gas and I screw the lid on really tight. Then it goes in my pack. When in camp I try to open the lid and it by now two weeks later the o-ring has taken a set and I can’t open it. I’m 6’4” 260 pound adult and I can’t open it. I look for a stick on the ground to use for leverage to open it.


I would like to see the Superman kid that can open a fuel can that I put on a week before.


Then I read the reviews on these child proof caps and many were returned because of leaking. Another example of a solution looking for a problem. Can’t make this up if you tried. "


Don't screw them on so tight, ya big galoot! They will seat and be leak proof.

butthead
 
DanCooke
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08/11/2022 08:43PM  
I have been on several longer trips with the childproof MSR caps on MSR bottles and have had no issues.
 
cyclones30
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08/11/2022 09:43PM  
Imagine that....California doing something no one else is
 
Argo
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08/11/2022 11:20PM  
DanCooke: "I have been on several longer trips with the childproof MSR caps on MSR bottles and have had no issues. "

In fairness, the complaints about leaks seamed to be mostly motorcyclists. Perhaps these caps underperform while bumping around on the road. Mine leaked in my food barrel in the truck on a seventeen hour drive. Not much food left and we just packed them in there on the last day when it didn't matter. Regardless, I don't have faith. It seems like a very bizarre way to store a flammable substance.
 
08/12/2022 10:52AM  
I use the MSR bottles and while I wish the default wasn't the child-proof cap, I have never had any issues with them and it's never been worth spending the dollars to swap them out for the non-child-proof versions.
 
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